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    October 8, 2012
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donuts. then it his car was found at thaiss park. early this morning dozens of people gathered at the park to do a second search, looking for clues. >> i said, you know what? nothing is more important today than to come out and look for this boy. >> i did not want to find anything here. >> 4 hours searchers culled miles of densely-wooded park land. been a search group found the body. >> fortunately it was a group of parents, older individuals who found him. >> investigators are still on the scene here. there is no word yet on how long the body may have been here. his family is back at home
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tonight, clearly devastated. abc7 news. >> thank you. now we turn to our other top story tonight and that is the weather. be temperatures never got out of the 60's today. that fall chill in the air has as bundling up. is the cool air here to stay? doug hill is here with the forecast. >> it is going to warm up. back to you, alison. no. temperatures are way below normal for this time in october. 36 in frederick, martinsburg 36. 53 right now reagan national. 52 degrees in fredericksburg. the thing is the average high temperature was 71. we spent the day 15 degrees or 20 degrees below average. we also have a little weather
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disturbance spreading west of interstate 81, bringing rain into the metro area. we will keep an eye on this because it very well may be much of the steady rain will state tv west and east -- will stay west and east of the city. temperatures will be falling tonight into the mid-40's. >> thanks for elaborating. you can go to our website to track the temperatures and rain or follow our weather team on twitter. doug will be back to show you where it's known today. >> all right. thank you. -- doug will be back to show you where it snowed today. >> all right. thank you. a boy was attacked by two pit bulls in germantown. what is the story? >> two strange but bulls showed
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up sometime last week. we are aware of two attacks. the one involving a 10-year-old and his puppy are especially brutal. >> the photos of the puppies are hard to look at. when the pit bulls and grabbed him literally from the arms of his 10-year-old owner the dogs and shook him. >> he was screaming at the dogs to let him alone and let him go. the dogs were jumping on him biting him on the arms. they actually grabbed the puck be out of his arms. >> -- date grabbed the puppy out of his arms. >> the attacks did not stop until a neighbor hit the pit bulls. >> luckily, a week later he is feeling well. here are the culprits, a male
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and female pit bull. animal control seized them saturday from someone described as a caretaker. that person was given six citations. the hunt for the actual owner continues today. the mother of the boy who was attacked plans to sue the owner. he hopes that people do not blame the breed. >> blame the owner. dogs are reflections of the owner. >> the owner of the little dog that was injured told me in a text messages the -- told me in a text message that the boy was going to be fine. the wounds were superficial. >> thank you. montgomery county police say the man killed this morning in a confrontation with police was carrying a handgun. officer's shots tracy woodfork
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after an hour-long standoff. he called the police and said he wanted to die. >> [indiscernible] i said "don't let him in." >> his girlfriend and the three children she cares for were unharmed. police have made an arrest in a weekend murder in alexandra. 30-year-old manuel garces killed a man this weekend. investigators say the men knew each other but are not saying what sparked the altercation. >> some call them hate messages. others say it is freedom of speech.
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mitch? >> yes, leon. the signs are getting a lot of attention. metro wanted to delay them until november 1. some are calling these signs a kind of hate speech. others free-speech. these insults were installed at u street and three other mattress stations. >> they have a right to free speech. >> the ad does not mince words. “in any war between the civilized man and the savage support the civilian man. support israel. defeat jihad.” >> i can see how that is really controversial. the agency cited world events like the u.s. attack on the embassy in libya and the anti- islam video that when a viral. >> it will upset people and make them react in some kind of white. >> -- in some kind of way.
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>> the ad does have support. >> i am sure that it will raise eyebrows, but i think it is definitely a valid message. >> is designed to provoke. it is designed to stigmatize american muslims. >> it in sinew its people better muslim, people from the middle east -- a kind of and sinuous people that are muslim, people from the middle east are not civilized. >> the ads will also be at the glenmont takoma, and georgia avenue stations. the campaign will go nationwide. a few of these ads will be around for about a month. live from northwest washington, abc7 news. >> ok, thank you. 29 days until we vote for president. mitt romney is once again
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campaigning in battle ran virginia. he stopped in the military institute in lexington. he is portraying his approach as a stark contrast to what he calls the failed policies of president obama. we will have more coming up at 6:00. >> and onto a different contest. a lot of people around here were happy to see game two. >> national's plans are full of playoff excitement right now. -- nationals fans are full of playoff excitement right now. everyone is hoping for a short series. than they can come home on wednesday. >> that's right. we are live with all the playoff was. -- buzz. >> is an absolutely gorgeous day for baseball in st. louis. in that field, what they called
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cardinal nation, there are a lot of the nationals fans hoping for another big win today. >> tickets. >> october has nationals fans hoping nationalsa big win. >> we tried never to miss the game. when we heard they were going to be here, we left right away. >> unfortunately there are not enough to really build up a crowd, but the few who are here are really ready for another nats win. >> fans waited along the third an hour before the game was to begin. >> it is pretty cool. it was really good today. >> jack and his won -- his son
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hit the road before they even knew who be nats would be playing. >> last year, we were one game below .500. it is like christmas. it is wonderful. >> his dad and big brother are hoping the nats will head back to d.c. with two wins under their belt. >> just try to enjoy the moment. that is what i told the. just have fun. >> back here live at busch stadium, we are 40 minutes into the game. scoreless at this point. people are hoping it will not be a nail biter, that the nats will have an easy win here. reporting live, in st. louis,
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missouri, abc7 news. >> thank you, suzanne. that's right. bring it back here to wrap up. we will be with them every step of the way as the nationals of the world series continues. >> coming up tonight -- the meningitis outbreak continues to spread. we will tell you what state is now reporting another death. >> plus, of rash of thefts and now the police have a special request. >> plus, a wedding brawl caught on tape. please call in after things got out of control and one person even die. >> but first --
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let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobsbs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower tes for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message..
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>> of big scare for the redskins over the weekend. if you saw it, you know what we are talking about. the quarterback sidelined. >> everyone wants to know how bad it is, robert griffin iii's
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concussion. >> a lot of fans are still talking about this. the coach says that it looks like rgiii will be able to play it this weekend against the minnesota vikings. he also says that he was not dizzy. doctors are still cautious about his condition. is all that fans can talk about today. "did you see that hit?" >> he got out of bounds, but he will be all right. >> he is still out with what doctors are calling a concussion. more tests will be done today and throughout the week. >> probably a good move. you do not want to mess around with that. >> it is a good thing. health comes first. if we want him to stick around a long time, he has to be healthy. >> nfl officials are also paying close attention to how the situation with rgiii is handled.
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recent conditions treating athletes in the league has come under scrutiny. there are concerns that sending players back on the field too early is a mistake no one was to make. dr. raymond solono says that mild concussions usually takes seven days to 10 days to resolve themselves and it could be up to three weeks before he is back. >> he probably -- they probably will not know the information the need for a week and a half. >> rgiii cannot return to practice or game action until the team doctor and an independent neurologist clear some. >> we will have more on this later in sports. >> slide, robert, slide from now
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on. taste of the sea is going on right now and it is on -- taste of b.c. is going on right now, and it is on ninth avenue through third st.. there is a beer tent sponsored by stella artois. get out there while you can. >> just make sure that you are wearing a jacket. >> it will be cooler later tonight. we had this temperatures in west virginia. >> no, no. >> i don't care. here is the snow falling at 4,000 feet. that is a mile in the year. the winds are changing. -- in the air.
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the wins are changing. 44 degrees. 48 as the high so far. .03 of an inch of rain. you have to remember the average high is around 70 degrees. the trend is going to be for warmer temperatures. it will be awhile before it gets this chilly again. we have little patches in between. baltimore -- take an umbrella, take a sweater. it will be chilly and there will be light rain. but i think the steady, heavy rain is going to bypass the i-95 corridor. 50's -- 53 in the nation's capital. late tonight and overnight we have freezing warnings in effect, or an advisory rather.
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we have a pretty wide area here. again, it is a brief little preview of what is coming up later in the season is here. about 55 degrees in indianapolis. 61 in st. lou you see this in d.c. spread where it looks promising for rain and it kind of quits? it is diminishing that impact. we have the scattered light rain as the best estimate of what to expect during the evening hours. we may have some fog overnight maybe a touch of rain or drizzle or fog in the morning. the high pressure will move in. we will get to 60, close to 70 on wednesday as we get a mile push. the cold front is not going to make much of a difference whether-wise. when we get to 60, we will show you that with clearing skies. 55 to 60 degrees tomorrow
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afternoon. 20% chance of light precipitation in the morning. that will eventually climb up to the upper 50's, upper 60's. mostly sunny. 60's thursday and friday. so, it looks good. >> look at this as a preview of early winter. just a little shiver to remind you of what is coming. >> thank you. >> coming up tonight all the stars perform on "dancing with the star's." they will shake and shimmied for the chance for one more week. that is followed by an all new "castle" and abc7 news at eleven o'clock. >> you just want to see in it. >> yes. he is the best.
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>> coming up -- what he said it was almost worth four starts this weekend. >> raccoons are taking over one local neighborhood. what residents say about them swarming. >> they know exactly what you look like and exactly where you are. coming up --
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>> tonight the small town of chevy chase village as a big problem. >> that's right. they have these out there taking items from cars at an alarming rate. the chief has an idea to stop them. >> leon chevy chase village is unfortunately the target for a local -- for local record no one wants to break. that is the number of car thefts in this neighborhood. now the police chief wants a special car to use as bait for the thieves. >> the sound of a stereo being ripped out caught on camera in of eight car. -- of a bait car. it is designed to catch suspected thieves and any act.
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this video was provided by the arlington county police department. b chevy chase police chief now once 1. >> we need pictures of the bad guy doing something bad. >> car thefts are at a 25-year high. they are taking everything from pocketbooks to personal phones. >> the glove compartment was rivaled. >> her car was -- the glove compartment was rifled. >> her car was broken into twice this year. >> thieves will bypass the area if word of the bait car gets out. >> i get a -- i think it is a good idea. >> i think they need to crack down on all these robberies' going on. >> while montgomery county
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police say they will donate a car to chevy chase village they will need $4,000 for installation and operation. the board will decide tonight at 7:30. abc7 news. >> thank you. still ahead -- >> is remarkable. and makes me feel good. it makes me feel hopeful. >> remember them? murray the dog, lost after his caretaker was a salted? the happy reunion is still ahead. >> and the meningi [ male announcer
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] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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>> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00 -- with leon harris, alison starling, chief meteorologist dougtambrands with sports. abc7 news at 5:00 -- on your
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side. >> the deadly meningitis irises claimed another life. >> the death toll is now up to 8. we have the latest. >> the centers for disease control is trying to contain at this outbreak. on nationally, tennessee is the epicenter for the opera, locally virginia has recorded nearly two dozen -- outbreak locally virginia has reported nearly two dozen cases. >> the number of cases skyrocketed this past weekend. national resident janet russell is among those sickened. shefering symptoms a week after her steroid injection. >> she has been sick for a long while now, more than any person should have to go through. >> 4000 patients may have been exposed to contaminated steroids, the result of a bad shipment delivered to dozens of clinics nationwide.
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of eight deaths, two were in virginia and maryland. 105 people have been sickened nationwide. health officials are urging people who begotten steroid injections recently to get treatment. >> contact your doctor to see if you received this product. if you did, you want to get treated. >> the company responsible for the shipment is one of thousands of pharmacies that makes their and is not subject to fda standards. >> they buy products from local people in the community. that is not what happened here. i think there will be changed at the government level. >> as a reminder, the only people who should be worried here are people who had steroid injections for back pain within the last six months. symptoms of meningitis include headache fever, and slurred speech. >> of manassas woman accused of
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running an unlicensed day care now faces of the action charges. she was arrested last week after police found six children younger than two inside her home. three of them were unsupervised. new charges came after the police learned she had her 16- year-old daughter hide three other children in a neighbor's home during the investigation. >> a body was found in a wooded area where missing teenager bryan glenn's car was found last week. they are saying it is too early to determine the cause of death. he disappeared a week ago tonight. >> police are looking for the owner of two vicious pit bulls. they attacked a boy and his
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puppy this weekend. the mother of the boy wants the owner found. >> and the nationals are trying to keep it moving against the cardinals. kaine two is underway right now. >> -- kaine two is underway right now. >> coming up tonight -- the issue mitt romney is pushing hard on the campaign trail today. >> hi diane. happy monday. to the election. it was a brand new race for both campaigns. >> it really is. governor romney charging forward today on foriegn policy. and the president is building up pressure for a comeback. we have more on that tonight. >> i know you also have more on
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that crazy nascar crash everyone is talking about. >> 25 cars piled up in the final lap. we know that this happens in the highways, too. we decided to find out if we could learn more about surviving these collisions. >> you can watch those stories and more tonight on world news after abc7 news at 6:00. >> in montgomery county, a truck hit a tree and ended up on top of i suv. this happened at 7:30 this morning. no one was injured but the road was shut down for a while as crews clear the scene -- crews cleared the scene. >> it looks like pepco may have dodged a bullet tonight. the utility company has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with the international brotherhood of electrical
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workers. pepco sees this agreement will be voted on soon by the local union chapter. over the weekend, we were honored to have $1 million raised to support the health care needs of the vets in northern virginia. >> and we had a good time too. it marked 20 years for the event. almost 1000 people came together to raise money for research and health care services. there were live auctions and a chance to jam with the band. they were awesome that night. >> that was on. raised a lot of money. really good. coming up, the wedding fight caught on tape. it actually ended in one death. and guests were in handcuffs. >> no.
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>> i don't want to. >> the quirkiest movie of the year highlights some of our times quirkiest actors. coming up. >> a new casino. sepal. we get clo david smallwood: maryland
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money needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west v virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for
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us. question seven kee maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a..... good thing for the state of maryland.
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>> there is a new star-studded movie of this weekend with a quirky plot line. but we should warn you. >> you just may like the movie "seven psychopaths." >> there is the title right off the bat. "seven psychopaths." how can you not like a movie called that? it is a comedy about another job -- about a job. >> put your hands up. >> no. >> what? >> i said no. >> why not? >> i don't want to. >> christopher walken plays a professional dog napper. he kidnaps dogs and returns them
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for a reward. >> i believe that wholeheartedly. >> meanwhile,colin farrell struggles with the screenplay and never realizing that his pal sam rockwell may be one himself. it is like quentin tarantino crossed with the marx brothers. it is not the usual stuff. do not overlook it. this weekend "taken 2" made $50 million after receiving some of the year's worst reviews. go figure. well, i told you so. don't blame me. if you missed "prometheus" this
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summer, at it opens on dvd. but "seven psychopaths." you know who you are. >> don't look at us. all right. thank you. we have all live entertainment for you tonight. this is that. one of hollywood's longest- running marriages is headed for divorce. danny devito and rhea perlman are splitting up after 30 years of marriage. they played a couple on "taxi" back in 1982. no reason has been given for the split. >> you don't even remember that. >> yes i do. >> that was before you were born. >> i am not that young. >> coming up, the wedding brawl -- all caught on tape. >> it just kept multiplying. >> and the problem gnawing at
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some local residents for more than a year. we will show you how these raccoons have been i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. "i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan whwhich gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class
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- or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here?
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>> attorney for -- attorneys for jerry sandusky met with the judge today. two hearings are planned for tomorrow. the first is to determine if he is of violent sexual predator and the second is to determine his sentencing. he faces life in prison. we will be live with his sentencing on abc7 news at 5:00. the man long suspected in the death of natalie holloway, a dutch newspaper reports that he has impregnated a woman despite being in prison in peru. he told the newspaper the pregnancy came after an unsupervised visit with the woman. >> 3 people behind bars after chaos broke out in a hotel in downtown philadelphia. we will show you some video.
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a brawl broke out between two separate wedding parties. and man, apparently the uncle of one of the bride's, had a heart attack a dot -- hard attack and died. >> there was 75 to 100 people. they started shoving each other. >> that video is the main piece of evidence in the case. more charges could be pending. this reportedly began as a by between family and friends at one of the weddings, -- as a fight between family and friends at one of the weddings, and then the second wedding was brought in into an all-out brawl. >> 1 neighborhood is that up, harassed for more than a year by a group of masked bandits. >> that's right. the culprits here -- raccoons. they have been creating a huge mess. >> residents have the pictures to prove that. >> hey, racoon.
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there are raccoons terrorizing us constantly. >> terrorized by a group of raccoons. amanda shot this home video detailing two additions to the back of about eight. >> the biggest one is probably this big around and the install. they are huge. >> they are destructive and as seemingly fearless, too. a neighbor reportedly leaves food out for the. >> they had urinated on everything. i have had to replace these i do not know how many times. >> she cannot even use our backyard. >> they start climbing the fence if you start cooking on the grill. >> she says she has asked her neighbor many times to stop feeding the animals but it continues. >> it is ugly. i am very afraid of her.
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>> the property manager says he is working to resolve the problem. he says he has hired a company that is setting traps and relocating the raccoons they capture. he has told the neighbor to stop feeding the animals and has even find her. if it does not stop there will be problems. >> the smell as soon as you walk in the door -- it is disgusting. i do not know what to do. in miserable in my own home. >> we tried to talk to the woman who the neighbors say is speeding the raccoons, but we could not reach her. the humane society and animal control is trying to resolve the problem. >> all right let's see what is coming up at 6:00. >> we have a look ahead at that. good evening to your. >> we are still covering the presidential race. mitt romney is back in
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battlegrounds virginia tonight. he spoke in two communities on opposite ends of the state as one poll shows him and president obama in a dead heat. we will have more on the bold and where the president will be campaigning tonight. that and more when i joined the hunt for abc7 news at 6:00 in just a bit. >> celebrity is that turned their fate into a business. >> kate sits down with celebrities who are famous for one thing and extremely successful with another. she sits down with kathy ireland, magic johnson, and others tomorrow at 4:00 right here on abc7. >> today really felt like fall. >> yes definitely. >> the average high is 71 and we were at 55 reagan national airport. let's give you a live look from the rooftops. at least seven shades of gray out there right now.
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no rain in the district, but patch's close by. 45 in washington. 41 in fredricksburg. 41 below in baltimore. the main concern tonight is the rain. the doppler shows moderate rain well to the west of our area and other areas well east. there are patches of rain through the evening. there could be some areas of rain during the game and especially overnight, the steadier rain will move in. delays are not out of the question but i think that rain will stay to the west. then things will brighten. partly sunny tomorrow afternoon. beautiful day wednesday. sunshine. a bit cooler. that a warming trend for the weekend. looks good. check out wjla.com. one of the featur there tonight, a
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blog post about the cold snap and what is behind it. that and more when you check out wjla.com. that is the latest. back to you. >> thank you, doug. >> another monday and another loss. >> he had a concussion in college and now a mild concussion after the game. very scary. after the redskins lost, the locker room was deserted the following monday but today players said to tell at least a little because every sports fan in the washington region wants to know how rgiii is doing. robert rubin iii was back in the media today. he left the game and did not return. >> about two, three minutes later, he went into the box. he changed. >> i wanted to check on him, and
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he was -- he was down. he was sympathetic. he was apologizing. >> he will undergo testing tomorrow. >> there are no symptoms like headaches, dizziness nausea, things along those lines. then he will be able to practice on wednesday, as long as there is no contact. >> his running ability sets them apart and make plays but also big hits. >> i just want to let everybody know, that is never going to happen. >> now they will take that same approach. >> 1, two, and that is what you want to do. but sometimes, the best play is taking it out of bounds. >> now to baseball with two back-to-back games -- now to baseball. with two back-to-back games the
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nats are going toward. that got under way with jordan zimmerman on the mound. a little blooper. ian desmond. he says no way. this is the post their susan. nats trailing at the bottom of the third. >> uh-oh. it is not impossible. they just have some work to do. >> right. >> coming up -- he bye, mom. we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections
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>> tonight, we have a great ending to a story we first brought you on friday night. you may remember murray the dog. he was lost after his owner was attacked. >> after a weekend of searching,
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his family was about to give up hope, but a call changed that. we were there when he was reunited. >> that first touch, enough to bring the smile suit will jakob's face. murray, back at home. well, at least saved back at the hospital. the surge began at -- the search began after his owner was assaulted by a stranger. hundreds of posters went out. dozens of volunteers people they did not even know, took to the streets. just when they were about to give up, the phone rang with one last tip. >> there it was. we open up the back door and there was mary. >> he tried to stand up and he just lunged into my arms. >> he was hiding in someone's
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arms -- someone's yard about a mile and half from the scene. >> it is remarkable. it makes me feel good. it makes me feel hopeful. >> this should be further down. >> the chief of surgery says murray will be ok. a dislocated elbow and scratches prove that he was likely hit by a car. >> he is very lucky. there's a lot of trauma in that type of injury. >> is back with his best friend jakob. >> there are lots of hugs. >> live in northwest washington, abc7 news. >> that is it for abc7 news at 5:00. coming up next at 6:00 -- >> early december than early october. >> and a poll showing covert -- gov. ronald getting a post-baby
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-- post-debate bounce. we will have the latest, coming up. >> and the the results of a new poll on the hot issue of the casino, coming up at 6:00. >> live and in hd, this is abc7 is 6:00, on your side. >> the evening, everyone. our big story tonight is the weather. >> we have seen big changes the past few days after temperatures that felt like late summer on saturday. we are now wearing coats and jackets. fall has definitely arrived with this chill